Can you believe it’s been over two years since I’ve shopped for clothing in a physical store? I KNOW. Yep, this strictly online shopper actually trekked her way up to White Plains, NY to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in all its beautifully merchandised glory. I’d kinda forgotten how fun it can be to pick clothing out and try it on in a dressing room! It was also soooo helpful seeing every item in person; feeling the fabric quality, testing sizing and pairing items together to see what what was really worth buying.
So without further adieu I present to you my try-on session!
Best Buys From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018
So I already have the 1/4 zip version of this jacket and I’m absolutely obsessed! It’s the type of pullover you’ll want to wear every single day of the winter season because it’s so so snuggly. Is it too early to be craving hot cocoa? Oh also not kidding these fleece sweatpants were the first thing I tried on. What can I say? I like cozzzzyyyyy things! I would wear these every single day if I could! 😛
Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $45.90 ($69 full price)
This sweater always sells out during the sale. They bring it back each year in multiple colors (there’s a pink and teal too!) but the one difference now is that it’s ribbed! I kinda like it more because I find ribbed clothing to be prone to fewer wrinkles.
ASTR Belted Jumpsuit (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $58.90 ($89 full price)
This was by far my favorite item and one that made me so grateful that I actually went to the store. I’m not sure it would’ve caught my eye on the website like it did in person! The fabric is incredible quality and the fit just hugs in all the right places. Other reasons it’s a win? The belted waist, cute cap sleeve and NAVY.
TOPSHOP Colorblock Knit Sweater (wearing size US 4) // SALE PRICE: $44.90 ($88 full price)
If you wanna add some color to your sweater arsenal then this one is a great option. I think it would also be really cute with a denim skirt!
Free People V-Neck Sweater (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $51.90 ($78 full price)
Can we talk about the gorgeous color of this sweater?? It came in the prettiest baby blue too. When I saw the textured fabric on the rack I thought it might be itchy, but totally not the case! It’s actually just made from your standard knit cotton.
I’m normally not a denim skirt girl, but I really liked this one! The mid-length cutadidas was perfect and didn’t feel too short. The $51 pricetag is a steal considering the quality and construction! I also grabbed this cropped top in a smaller size than I normally would specifically so I could pair it would high waisted pants and skirts. How cute does it look with this denim mini? There’s also a really cute bow detailing on the back!
Free People Knit Cardigan (wearing size xs/s) // SALE PRICE $98.90 ($148 full price)
Anyone else agree Free People makes the best sweaters and cardigans? There are a bunch included in the sale, but the crochet open slouchy cardi immediately caught my eye. It’s the perfect midsize length so not too long or too short.
BP Thermal Ribbed Cardigan (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $25.90 ($39 full price)
For some reason this is listed as a cardigan, but to me it felt much more like a button up thermal henley top. I love wearing shirts like these in the fall and winter! I’m sure you could wear it open with a tee underneath as an alternative look.
BP Exposed Seam V-Neck Sweater (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $25.90 ($39 full price)
This was one of my favorite sweaters I tried on! The price is too good and again, lots of colors available. Of course I went for the lilac 🙂
BP Plaid Shirt (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $31.90 ($49 full price)
This is a good closet staple for fall especially if you’re on a budget! I immediately noticed the super soft fabric and lightweight feel. It would be a great layering piece underneath a Barbour coat, fuzzy vest or poncho.
BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $31.90 ($49 full price)
Here’s a fun one to wear with leggings or skinny jeans! I liked how you could push up the ballon sleeves and the open breathable neckline.
Socialite Tie Waist T-Shirt Dress (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $31.90 ($49 full price)
Casual dress goals!! I love t-shirt dresses like this one. The wrap tie detail at the waist is adjustable so you can wear it loose or fitted. That price too!!!
I already own a few pairs of Article of Society skinnies so you can imagine how happy I am to see them back at a discount! There are a few different styles available in the sale (LOVE the distressed pair) so I’m really tempted to get a few more… Okay so this long sleeve top: with a pricetag like that I may just have to get it in every color. This is one I’d wear underneath a vest, poncho or cardigan! There are soooo many colors to choose from too!
Free People Rainbow Trim Thermal Top (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $44.90 ($68 full price)
It’s easy to miss when you look online, but the hem around the neckline of this thermal top is so pretty!
Caslon Faux Shearling Jacket (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $85.90 ($129 full price)
Ooo this was suchhhh a good one. It looks just as good worn open as a fuzzy cardigan or buttoned up like a jacket.
Caslon Loop Stitch Crewneck Sweater (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $39.90 ($59 full price)
TOPSHOP Long Open Front Cardigan (wearing size US 4) // SALE PRICE: $49.90 ($75 full price)
Leith Midi Dress (wearing size XXS) // SALE PRICE: $42.90 ($65 full price)
I don’t normally go for bodycon dresses. but I thought why not! when I saw this one. I was pleasantly surprised at the flattering fit. The black is definitely slimming and I liked how the fabric was thick enough that my panty line wasn’t on full display.
Blank NYC Faux Suede Moto Jacket (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $125.90 ($188 full price)
I can’t say I own anything in this shade of mossy green so right away this moto jacket caught my eye. The construction and quality of this jacket is fabulous and totally worth the $125 spend.
Fuzzy Coat (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $69.90 ($105 full price)
Don’t I just look so huggable??? 😛 Okay jokes aside I love the price of this coat! For a quirky buy I wouldn’t want to spend more than $100, so this was totally in budget for me. So warm too and fit TTS!
Moto Leggings (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $25.90 ($38 full price)
These fit like a glove and were sooooo comfortable. There’s something about moto leggings paired with a big slouchy sweater or stripe shirt that gets me so excited for fall weather. Would these look cute with over the knee boots too?
Dreamers By Debut Expo Sweater (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $29.90 ($45 full price)
This sweater came in a bunch of colors, but I went for the butterscotch. One thing you can’t tell from the photos is that it’s super soft to the touch. With a $29 pricetag it’s definitely one worth getting in multiple colors so you can mix and match with different vests or jackets in your closet.
ITEMS THAT WENT BACK ON THE RACK…
Treasure & Bond Leather Jacket (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $219.90 ($329 full price)
The sale always has a few good faux and real leather coats! I grabbed this one to try on over a few things. I didn’t get it just because there wasn’t an XS available, but I’m tempted to order it and see if maybe a smaller fit would work better.
Treasure & Bond Waist Detail Tunic (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $38.90 ($59 full price)
The fit of this top was just weird on me. I felt like it would only work on someone with a really long torso. The stitches around the waist also looked weirdly corset-like.
Leith Wrap Dress (wearing size XXS) // SALE PRICE: $37.90 ($56 full price)
Okay so this was a no for me for a few reasons. Maybe I just needed a larger size, but I was not feeling the ruching around the waist. No matter what way I angled myself it just didn’t feel or look flattering. The neckline was also a little too low for my taste.
Leith Midi Coat (wearing size S) // SALE PRICE: $59.90 ($89 full price)
I really wanted to like this coat, but it was just too big and boxy. Not my vibe!
Tahari Draped Felt Coat (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $179 ($278 full price)
I’ve seen so many gals rock this coat, but it just wasn’t meant to be for me. The sale includes both the grey version I’m wearing here and in black. The fit is oversized so definitely size down if you want a more TTS feel. It’s a really nice coat it just didn’t wow me like I’d hoped!
CLOSET FAVES + REPEAT ITEMS INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S SALE
The North Face Furry Fleece (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $68.90 (full price $99)
This is another one of my favorite casual jackets that I wear on repeat during the cooler months. You can always trust the quality of The North Face. Everything I have from this brand I’ve had for YEARS!
Patagonia Fleece Pullover (wearing size XS, but I’d recommend sizing up!) // SALE PRICE: $73.90 ($99 full price)
I wore this pullover like crazy after snagging it during last year’s sale! Make sure to size up if you plan on wearing thicker tops or sweaters underneath!
Adidas Gazelle Sneakers (wearing size 8 TTS) // SALE PRICE: $67.90 ($90 full price)
I scored these during last year’s sale and couldn’t recommend them more. Very comfortable and one of my go-to casual pairs of sneakers!
Naturalizer Boots (wearing size 8 TTS) // SALE PRICE: $134.90 ($209.95 full price)
Okay so I have a slightlllyyy different version than the ones included in the sale (these are 2+ years old & still going strong!) but having owned a few pairs of Naturalizer shoes I can vouch for the comfort and quality of their footwear. $134 is an amazing price for a pair of boots that you’ll wear for years!
BP Plaid Poncho (one size) // SALE PRICE: $25.90 ($39 full price)
I actually paid full price for this poncho about three years ago! It gets restocked every season and I couldn’t be happier it finally found it’s way into the sale. 2 words: GET IT.
Here you can see the 1/4 zip versions of the fuzzy zip up I tried on at the store. Either style won’t disappoint! This cardigan is another great long sweater option for those of you who love #allthecozythings!
Zella Leggings (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $38.90-$49.90 ($75+ full price)
You can’t have enough of these! Zella has been one of my no-fail go-to affordable gym brands for the last few years. There are a ton of cute sports bras and other Zella activewear available at major discount in the sale too!
Marc Jacobs 52mm Sunglasses // SALE PRICE: $106.90 ($130 full price)
Of course I bought these a few weeks ago at full price #mylife but I highly recommend! Other than my aviators these are the only pair of sunglasses I’ve been wearing in all my recent photos.
Alo Leggings (wearing size XS) // SALE PRICE: $61.90 ($102 full price)
Sport, comfy cute tee and leggings combo at an even cuter price!